Lord of the Rings Online forums hacked

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by C_nate, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. C_nate

    C_nate Rookie

    Apr 19, 2009
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    Didn't see this on the front news page anywhere so I'm not sure if this is considered newsworthy enough but here are the details for anyone interested.

    About 6 to 7 days ago, a German or Dutch player wrote an e-mail to Turbine explaining a security hole in their forums (a flaw that had been in place for up to five months) that allowed access to the information of lotro players. This is compounded by the fact that slightly before the game went free to play, they went from separate logins for the game and forums to a unified login. So forums login = game login meaning everyone has had the game PW compromised.

    After not hearing any response from Turbine, the player posted screen shots of him accessing Turbines data base and claims to have had access of up to 1 million accounts.

    The next day Turbine shut down their entire forums and community portals. It took them three days after being informed about the security flaw to "recommend" to players to change their passwords. Finally, one week later they are finally sending out e-mails to their players strongly suggesting a password change.

    Even worse, either because they do not know yet or are in damage control spin mode, they have yet to make any kind of announcement whatsoever if credit card information was also compromised. (Guess they are following the Sony playbook or something.)

    Anyway, there is my interesting news tidbit for the day.
  2. Longo_2_guns

    Longo_2_guns Forum Moderator
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    Jun 29, 2003
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    This is nothing compared to the larger news story, "People still play Lord of the Rings Online."
  3. TheJx4

    TheJx4 Rookie

    Jun 20, 2011
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    You do realize it's consider one of the better MMO's?

    Along with Dungeons and Dragons & Vindictus.
  4. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

    Jan 30, 2009
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